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creatively. >> that's really the slap in the face. >> reporter: but the san jose police officers union questions the timing as the department faces low moral, a high homicide rate and a dwindling force. >> we have six officers leaving this week. bringing our force dwindling down to less and less every day. it's kind of odd timing that this would be the item that we reach out to residents on. >> reporter: tonight we asked some san jose residents what they thought about the mailer. >> i think they do an excellent job. i don't think they have anything to fear, really. >> do you think you will notice it? >> no i will probably just throw it away. >> if there is a concern. i think citizens just typically just complain without having to be prompted. >> reporter: on the flip side the auditor says if you want to compliment an officer you can do that by going to the san jose police department's home page. reporting live in san jose, maureen naylor, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> one oakland leader now speaking out about that deal announced yesterday to keep the police department out of federal receive
a hole for the giant machine that will bore a tunnel for the central subway, through union square to chinatown. the problem is that the 40-foot diameter machine only goes one way. they planned to make a hole in morse beach to get the machine out of the ground. merchants have filed a lawsuit, saying the street closure and disruption would be problematic. so one option is to buy the former pagoda theater, moving the exit site. >> it probably would be easier. >> reporter: buying the property would add up to $8 million to the 1 del $6 million project. the other option is to leave the boring machine underground at one of the points marked in yellow. the sfmta would have to buy the machine, and permanently seal it in cement, adding 3 to $5 million to the total cost. >> the tunnel boring machines aren't meant to be buried or stored for any period of time. we would have to bury it there. >> reporter: the board meets to discuss the alternative. but time is running out. they must make a decision by february 1 so the contractor can finish the job. >>> the san rafael city council heard plan
line. it is the eighth strike since talks between the union and hospitals broke down. and at one of the picket lines in berkeley that is where ktvu's cara liu joins us tonight. cara. >>> the picket line wrapped up out here earlier this afternoon but tonight a strike is very much still going on out here in berkeley. and at eight other hospitals across the bay area. >> 65, take aways for your project. more take aways than any contract. >> reporter: striking nurses outside of alta base summit in oakland. >> it is christmas eve but we wanted to show them that they need to take us back and negotiate our contract. >> reporter: replacement is expected for a second strike in san jose. regional medical center and good samaritan. >> union busting is disgusting. >> reporter: the california nurses association represents about 54,000 nurses at the nine hospitals, this is their eighth strike since negotiations began more than a year and a half ago. >> we have not talked about any raises. we just want to keep our contract as it is. >> reporter: key issues include health benefit, sick pay and st
at oakland international airport are preparing to possibly go on strike this weekend. the union unite here local 2850 has been working without a contract since july 1st. the group says the earliest they would go on strike is saturday morning. at issue, medical insurance costs and a proposed wage freeze. the union says there have been promising conversations with airport food and beverage provider hms host but so far no contract. >>> a japanese diplomat pleaded no contest to domestic violence charges. 33-year-old yoshiaki nafaya is a vice council for japan working in san francisco. prosecutors say he allegedly used a screwdriver to stab his wife in the hand, knocked out one of her teeth and kicked her multiple times. nagaya faces a year in jail as part of a plea deal. his sentencing is scheduled for january 1st. >>> craig foosley showed up yesterday at houston elementary school. he said he wanted to protect the children following the school massacre following the massacre at newtown connecticut. he told the modesto bee he was a sergeant and had been deployed to iraq and afghanistan. now the
airport spent tonight getting ready for a possible labor action later this afternoon. the labor union worked on making picket signs in the event that they are needed. union members have been without a contract since june. >> they take away health insurance and they freeze my wage, well you know i'll just be working to pay my hell insurance and i won't have nothing to support my family with. >> reporter: united has given hms host until midnight thursday to agree to a new contract, other wise they say they will walk off their jobs. >>> two men had been charged in connection with the shooting death of two teenage girls in oakland last month. investigators say 18-year-old yante powell of oakland faces two counts of murder with special circumstances. a 19-year-old antonio edwards also of oakland is charged with being an accessory. police say 15-year-old raquel gristol and bobby fontane were sitting with powell and edwards when they were gunned down. more than 30 rounds were fired. >>> the piedmont police department announced the new chief while san jose loses yet another high ranking offic
the european union was awarded the noble peace prize for promoting peace and human rights in europe. the award is not without its critics. some say the eu contradicts because it relies on military force. >>> after seven days of balloting it seems that users lost the ability to vote on policy. voter turn out needed to be at least 30% to keep the policy in place. fewer than 700,000 votes were cast instead of the 300 million that were needed. facebook is expected to make an official announcement sometime tomorrow. >>> it didn't take long for twitter to get over its break up with instagram. which allow instagram photos to be views on twitter. you can still include an instagram message on those pictures. >>> when to expect rain coming up in your complete bay area forecast. >> a reminder that you can get ktvu news [ female announcer ] for those who love sweets, your season is here. let's just call it the baking time of year. you need special ingredients. you need the staples. that's a given. you need safeway sugar for just $1.97. and that magic thing that makes everyone want another -- only $2.99 fo
a worker's strike and less than a year after voters turned down if last contract. the union is made up of custodial, electrical and support staff at oakland international airport and the port of oakland. >>> another honor was kept from an eagle scout because he's gay. assembly speaker john perez wants to pay tribute to the teenager's bravery. >>> today was moving day at the state capital. workers there spent the day moving boxes and furniture and getting offices ready for the lawmakers to convene on monday. >>> san jose's plastic bag ban appears to be a success. litter surveys find that trash is count 55% on city streets. the report also says the ban has had no negative impact on the city's retailers. and now there's word that san jose may try banning disposable plastic containers as well. >>> the wet weather did not keep people away from tonight's tree lighting ceremony. the waterfront transformed into a winter wonderland as the 57- foot tall mount shasta fir tree lit up the night. the tree was lit by officials with the city and port of o akland. more than 5,000 sparkling lights are o
for the sheriff's office after an objection from the american civil liberties union. records obtain bid the aclu of northern california show sheriff greg ahon received bids for the drone back in august with the stated purpose of intelligence gathering and surveillance. >> we have nothing yet on paper that will bind the sheriff impose written and personal safeguards and mechanisming to prevent public abuses. >> to think we would go an use an unmanned aerial system for civilian surveillance is inaccurate. >> reporter: ahern says the surveillance would be used primarily for search and rescue. a vote is now expected early next year. >>> president obama appears to be winning support for his plan to raise taxes on the wealthy to help deal with the so called fiscal cliff. ktvu's rita williams reports on the court of public opinion and why it may not be enough. >> reporter: what do you think? will the president in congress send the country plunging over the fiscal cliff. >> i don't think they'll reach it. i don't know what they will do then. >> i am hoping and praying they do. come together. >> i am hop
before filing charges. >>> a settlement with striking union workers. an eight day shut down at the nation's busiest port likely cost billions of dollars, but shippers are on the road again. managers can only outsource 14 jobs in the next four years if people retire or leave the port. >>> there were tears as a contra costa county law enforcement officer pleaded guilty to stealing. he made a point of apologizing to one person in particular. >> reporter: a few months ago on his way to court. welsh was the former head of the contra costa county enforcement team, or c net. now he's behind bars. >> norm welch did serve the public in an honorable way for quite a number of years. and then he did go bad, and there's no denying that. >> reporter: he admitted to several crimes, including conspiring to steal and distribute marijuana and methamphetamines. seen here in court, welch also said he took part in phoney sting operations, where he stole more than $10,000 from prostitutes, along with their cell phones. >> he has to live with himself every day, with the shame of disappointing his family, law en
. >> it is hoping to work with the union to create a better balance of staff. >> time magazine has named president barack obama the 2012 person of the year. the editor of time cited what he called the obama effect. the president beat out 15-year- old pakistani activist, am ceo and egyptian president. president obama also received the title in 2008 when he was president-elect. >>> shopper track which analyzes customer traffic is cut its holiday sales forecast. this as shopping slows following the thanksgiving weekend buying frenzy. the company lowered its expectations from 3.3% to 2.5%. shopper track cites superstorm sandy and the tragedy in newtown for the forecast. >> it's another cold night in the bay area. that isn't keeping folks away from christmas shopping. amber lee is out. >> reporter: it's a cold, clear night here at berkeley's fourth street shopping district. christmas is next tuesday, but many people are telling us they're trying to get their shopping done by tonight. the holiday lights and smaller crowds made tonight and ideal time to get out to the stores. >> i heard tomorrow was goin
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